The magic number is 8. That's how many wins, or losses by the second-place team, the Red Sox need to win the AL East and clinch a spot in the playoffs. In other words, Sox fans can most likely start getting ready for some October baseball.
Meantime, in Foxborough, Bill Belichick is staying mum on whether or not injured quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will see the field in the Patriots' showdown with the Houston Texans tomorrow night.
This segment aired on September 21, 2016.